Top 10 Antarctic facts Selected as the most interesting among Antarctic related questions in Antarctic quiz Where is it NOT possible to find a penguin?In Iceland. All penguins are native to the Southern Hemisphere, but they are not found only in cold climates. Several species are found in the temperate zone of South Africa and South America. The Galápagos Penguin (pictured) lives near the equator. Fossils show that many prehistoric species lived in warm climates.Created by: life-o-holicpolar facts » What sound can be heard when approaching an iceberg?A fizz. When a piece of iceberg ice melts, it makes a fizzing sound called "Bergie Seltzer". This sound is made when the water-ice interface reaches compressed air bubbles trapped in the ice. As this happens, each bubble bursts, making a 'popping' sound. The bubbles contain air trapped in snow layers very early in the history of the ice, that eventually got buried to a given depth (up to several kilometers) and pressurized as it transformed into firn then to glacial ice.Created by: globalquiz.orgice facts » Where is the saltiest lake in the world?In Antarctica. With a salinity level of over 40%, Don Juan Pond is the saltiest of the Antarctic lakes. This salinity allows the pond to remain liquid even at temperatures as low as −50 °C (−58 °F) due to the interference of salts with the bonding of water molecules. Don Juan Pond was discovered in 1961 by George H. Meyer.Created by: Tschuka salt facts » What is the lowest recorded air temperature ever recorded on Earth (Vostok Station - Antarctica)?−89.2°C (−128.6°F). Vostok Station is a Russian research station in inland Princess Elizabeth Land, Antarctica. Founded by the Soviet Union in 1957, the station lies at the southern Pole of Cold, with the lowest reliably measured natural temperature on Earth of −89.2°C (−128.6°F; 184.0 K)Created by: Tschuka temperatures facts » This is Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station. Why is it elevated?To avoid being buried in snow. All structures at the South Pole cause wind-blown snow to build up in the surrounding area (about four feet of snow per year). The station building has sloping lower portion of wall, which causes the snow to be scoured away.Created by: Debbie Foxtechnology facts » After whom is Queen Maud Land in Antarctica named?Norwegian queen. Queen Maud Land was the first part of Antarctica to be sighted. The name was initially applied in January 1930 to the land discovered by Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen and Finn Lützow-Holm during Norvegia expedition of 1929–30. It was named after the Norwegian Queen Maud of Wales, wife of the then-reigning King Haakon VII.Created by: globalquiz.orggeographical names facts » Which direction is not possible to point at when standing at the South Pole?Neither east, west, nor south. At the South Pole every direction is north.Created by: globalquiz.orggeometry facts » What country has got the most permanent research stations in Antarctica?Argentina mantains the most permanent polar stations - 6|Chile - 5|Russia - 5|Poland - 1Created by: lukasz PolandChile facts » Which sea has the clearest water?Weddell Sea. The Weddell Sea is part of the Southern Ocean and is covered by various ice shelves and icebergs. The Weddell Sea has been deemed by scientists to have the clearest water of any sea.Created by: NinjaiAntarctica facts » Where is Mount Vinson located?In Antarctica. Mount Vinson is the highest peak in Antarctica, at 4,892 metres. It lies in the north part of Vinson Massif’s summit plateau in the south portion of the main ridge of the Sentinel Range about 2 kilometres north of Hollister Peak.Created by: Ninjaimountains facts » Play Antarctic quiz and see all the questions.